There is a big bang on the rustic style trend, making this décor hit one of the most loved looks of the year. This timeless style looks good for years to come and relies on shabby chic features and a tasteful collection of pictures, quirky objects, and art. To get the look spot on it’s important to use the right type of furniture that will work well with the rest of your décor. Follow this guide:
A living room is not complete without a comfortable sofa and there are lots of different styles that will help you get a rustic look in your home. There are lots of retailers that have a big selection of leather sofas that work particularly well with shabby chic pieces. Choose a Granddad Leather Sofa or a classic Chesterfield style and you can enjoy comfort and style.
As with sofas there are loads of armchairs to choose from that can easily modernize your living room. If you want to achieve a rustic look then opt for a distressed armchair and if you need more than one go for different styles, for a quirky contrasting look.
In your living room you should be able to literally put your feet up and relax, so it is well worth investing in a stylish footstool that matches your home’s decorating. Opt for a patterned ottoman, a large leather pod, or alternatively a coloured fabric cube and you will have a great looking lounge that is cosy and homely.
Natural wood is a must for the rustic look and thankfully there are plenty of quality wooden coffee tables on the market. Choose a vintage table made from reclaimed wood, use an antique travel trunk or a simple wooden chest.
A television can detract from a rustic look but if you choose the right TV cabinet you can disguise your modern device or help it blend in to the room more naturally. Natural looking, new or reclaimed wood is the best material to choose for an old school feel.
A rustic room is not complete without a sturdy bookcase. Wood is the best choice of material but if you would like to add a splash of colour to your living room you could paint yours in a fetching pastel or bright colour. Alternatively you could build your own shelves from simple planks of wood and antique brackets.
Shabby chic mirrors are perfect if you are aiming to achieve a rustic look and you can find such mirrors second hand or brand new. The more mirrors you have, the lighter your room will be.